Lynda Tilley Featured on Connections

Check out this video of our Executive Director, Lynda Tilley, being interviewed by Moorelands Kids’ staff alumnus, Jim Allan. Here, Lynda and Jim discuss the challenges that Moorelands Kids has faced during the pandemic and how we’ve adapted to keep kids connected, resilient and strong! Want to learn more about how Moorelands Kids has adapted? […]

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Festi-fall 2021 Featuring Special Guests from ActiveLife

Festi-Fall 2021 will take place on Saturday, October 2nd at 1 pm by Zoom and we are THRILLED to announce that Clayton and Dr. Mike from ActiveLife are going to be joining us! These very special guests will be getting us moving with some ActiveLife ACTIVities! Clayton and Dr. Mike are so excited to meet […]

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Starry Summer Night 2021 Brings In Huge Treasure Trawl for Moorelands Kids

Once again, the sensational Starry Summer Night Committee, made up of our cottage neighbours on Kawagama Lake, came together (virtually!) this summer to do something HUGE for Moorelands Camp! While the pandemic meant they couldn’t have their annual in-person bash, Starry Summer NIght 2021 still managed to raise an enormous $72,000 and counting through their […]

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After-school Programs Connect Kids Year-Round

“Education disruption is the ‘shadow pandemic’ that could eclipse the health crisis in its impact. And with mounting learning gaps and lagging policy, Canadian students are falling behind their global peers.” https://www.macleans.ca/longforms/covid-19-pandemic-disrupted-schooling-impact/ A Message about Fall After-school Programs from Jodi Thompson, City Programs Manager We are very excited to welcome kids back to our after-school […]

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Thank you for empowering kids with the 4 Cs!

THANK YOU to our Send a Kid to Camp (SAK) campaign donors and fundraisers! This year, our growing group of amazing fundraisers wrote letters, sent emails, sold fire muffins and even RACED ACROSS ONTARIO in under 24 hours to raise money to send kids to Moorelands’ virtual camp! Thanks to YOUR contributions to the campaign, […]

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Moorelands Virtual Camp Exceeds Expectations!

We asked Moorelands Camp Director, David Borsook, how he felt about Moorelands’ Virtual Camp 2021. As he answered, you could hear the smile in his voice. “One of our program goals – both in 2020 and this summer – was to find ways to keep the kids feeling connected and growing through their time spent […]

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Supporting Youth Year-Round – ED’s Report Fall 2021

“My favourite part of online camp was seeing people and actually getting tosocialize after everything…” Astra, camper age 12 When we asked our kids what they most enjoyed about our online camp this summer, over and over again they told us that they enjoyed “the cabin time activities” and “interacting with people and playing fun […]

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Kids Need Moorelands Camp – ED’s Report Summer 2021

“I don’t think I would be here right now if I couldn’t talk to people – actually interacting and playing games…Here at Moorelands it’s different from school. I find it really fun…. I started making actual friends. Moorelands has connected more of those people for me.” Lucia, age 12 These are strong words from one […]

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Annual Impact Meeting 2021

Please join us for Moorelands Kids’ Annual Impact Meeting – April 21st at 5:30 pm. Read our Stakeholder Impact Report / Annual Report here: This meeting will be held on Zoom. RSVP to receive the link. Consider joining us early, at 5 pm, on April 21st, to visit our virtual program offerings. HOW TO USE […]

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Fundraise Online – Be a Send a Kid To Camp SUPERHERO

Moorelands Kids; Send a Kid to Camp (SAK) fundraising campaign kicks off in early spring and we’re looking for volunteers to help us fundraise online to support campers this summer. We all have unique strengths to share and there are different ways you can help send camp to kids! Please consider becoming an online SAK […]

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Announcing Moorelands Festive Fridays!

Moorelands Festive Fridays – monthly camp meet-ups are another new initiative for Moorelands Kids to keep our campers connected year-round! In fall 2020 we launched a new Family Fun Night on the last Friday of every month and the event name was recently selected through a camper contest. So far families have enjoyed online bingo, […]

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Moorelands Kids Rated One of Canada’s Top 100 Charities!

We are so proud to announce that we have been rated one of Canada’s Top 100 Charities in 2020 by Charity Intelligence (Ci)! Here’s what Ci say about theirTop 100 rated charities for 2020: “Most giving today is based on a charity’s name recognition, supported by massive fundraising campaigns, often costing tens of millions of […]

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Christmas Sharing – Adapting to Overcome!

By David Borsook, Camp Director and Christmas Sharing Coordinator I wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who went above and beyond to support our families at the end of last year. The COVID-19 pandemic meant a lot of changes to Christmas Sharing. Contactless drop-off/ pick-up and social distancing measures were in place […]

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Behind the Scenes at Baby Bundles

By Danielle Buller, Baby Bundles Coordinator Baby Bundles is the longest-running program at Moorelands Kids – we’ve been supporting new moms in need since 1912! Our program runs in partnership with 13 other community agencies supporting marginalized moms who are seeking community supports.   Moms in need of assistance are able to access the program by […]

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Online Programs Help Kids Overcome

Since March 30, 2020, Moorelands Kids has been offering online programs to our kids. We asked our kids how our programs helped them overcome the challenges of the pandemic and here’s what they had to say. How online programs help kids “The pandemic’s changed the way I go to school and means I have to […]

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